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Fort Cottage 1

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7 Nights See prices

  • £700  to  £1150

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Short Breaks

  • The property is only available for a minimum of 7 nights

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs


  • Access


  • Log Burner
  • Beach Nearby

About Fort Cottage 1

Fort Cottages occupy what is arguably the loveliest spot in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Directly overlooking Solva Harbour and close to St Bride’s Bay and the historic city of St David’s, the 17th Century fisherman’s cottages have been sympathetically restored and refurbished to suit modern couples and families who want to get as close as possible to the natural beauty that is the hallmark of west Wales. The cottages each sleep four people in two bedrooms and are within a ten-minute walk of the centre of Solva.

Solva is an incredibly picturesque village. The famous Pembrokeshire Coast Footpath runs through the village (and past the front door of Fort Cottages) and the friendly locals are happy to extend a hospitable welcome to visitors whether they are just passing through or using Solva as a base to explore Pembrokeshire. At low tide, the river all but disappears leaving a vast expanse of sand with rock pools and caves visible. Fishing, sailing and canoeing are all popular activities. The village has a general store, four pubs and three cafes and restaurants.

The cottages are only three miles from St Davids, and you can reach it via the Coastal Footpath if you prefer not to drive or cycle. Granted city status thanks to its cathedral, St Davids is really more of a large village with a thriving artistic community. The cathedral is stunning, and the site has been a place of pilgrimage for hundreds of years. Contrasting with the cathedral’s towering magnificence, the medieval Bishop’s Palace is no more than a romantic ruin, but still a lovely spot. It is the place where you can take a boat tour to Ramsey Island to see dolphins and seabirds.

If you have never been to Pembrokeshire before, you may be taken aback by just how gorgeous the beaches are, especially if you want to set your deckchair up in the morning and not leave the beach until the sun sets over the water. At two miles long, you will not struggle to find a space to spread out on nearby Newgale Beach. It is popular with surfers and kite surfing, and surfing schools run during the summer and school holidays. Caerfai is a smaller, quieter option without any amenities, while Porthlysgi is very secluded and only accessible via the Coastal Footpath. Broadhaven is ideal for families while surfers will make a beeline for Whitesands.

With its spectacular views, period charm and proximity to the village, Fort Cottages are perfect for couples, families and friends searching for an old-fashioned beach holiday in a home you can feel welcoming you as you step over the threshold.

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Owner details:

Ann Fletcher joined Independent Cottages in March 2018

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Beach Nearby
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Pub Nearby
  • Golf Nearby
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby

Location (The Pembrokeshire Coast)

Fort Cottage 1 is an 18th Century building that retains many original features including exposed beams and low ceilings, but which has been updated to be comfortable for modern guests. Accommodation is over two levels which are connected by a steep staircase that is not suitable for young children or those with mobility issues.

Accommodation Comprises:


  • Entry is through a small hallway where you can divest yourself of your jacket and boots before making your way into the living room.
  • Living room with comfortable seating close to the fireplace and wood burner. There is also a television with a DVD player.
  • Dining conservatory which overlooks the garden and has incredible water views. There is a table and chairs for four people - the perfect place for breakfast as the sun comes up or supper as it goes down!
  • Compact kitchen well-equipped for self-catering with enough crockery and cutlery for four people.
  • Family bathroom with a shower above the bath, WC and handbasin.


  • There is no landing, so the stairs go directly into the master bedroom which has a double bed, armchair, chest of drawers, bedside table and reading light. A dormer window is ideal for stargazing and, while the ceiling is pitched with exposed beams, there is ample headroom.
  • The twin bedroom is accessed via the double room. It also has a chest of drawers, bedside tables and reading lights, with a pitched ceiling and dormer window.

Outside: The terraced garden is shared with Fort Cottage 2. It overlooks the harbour and has a variety of seating, including a table and benches. There is a shared utility room at the rear of the cottages with shared laundry facilities. The cottage has off-street parking.

Additional Information: Fort Cottages are adjoining and can be hired together to accommodate up to eight guests, depending on availability. Utilities are provided but guests are required to bring bed linen and towels. The cottage has central heating. Well behaved pets are considered, so please enquire with the owner. No smoking. Fort Cottages are not suitable for young children due to terraced gardens.

Fort Cottage 1 Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Fri, 31st May 2024 - Thu, 27th Jun 2024
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Fri, 28th Jun 2024 - Thu, 18th Jul 2024
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Fri, 19th Jul 2024 - Thu, 29th Aug 2024
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Fri, 30th Aug 2024 - Thu, 5th Sep 2024
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Fri, 6th Sep 2024 - Thu, 26th Sep 2024
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Fri, 27th Sep 2024 - Thu, 17th Oct 2024
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Fri, 18th Oct 2024 - Thu, 31st Oct 2024
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

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Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms (1 Double & 1 Twin)
Dogs allowed on request - please enquire with property owner
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Bank Transfer
Group Booking Details:
Please note - Fort Cottage 1 sleeps 4 people.The owner has 2 properties which, when booked together, can accommodate up to 8 guests.
Dining capacity - Up to 4.
Pricing - Contact owner for group prices.
All male groups - No
All female groups - No
Catering available - No.
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1989730312 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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Ann Fletcher
Member Since March 2018

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Fort Cottage 1 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 4th June 2024
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